Letters

Letters to the editor can be submitted to newsroom@saobserver.net.

Letter: Thick skin not necessary to be a Columbia Shuswap Regional District director

Writer suggests formula for successful governance

  • Sep 21, 2022

 

A man and a boy walk across the almost dried up bed of river Yamuna following hot weather in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2, 2022. According to a report released by the World Meteorological Organization on Monday, May 9, 2022, the world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Letter: Shuswap organization urges support for ‘climate sincere candidates’

Just in the past two weeks researchers have released two new urgent…

  • Sep 19, 2022

 

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LETTER: Summerland crosswalk gesture brought reconciliation

Former student had been harrassed in high school

  • Jun 3, 2022

 

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Letter: Salmon Arm parent distraught over day-care sickness policy

I know everyone has had their struggles through Covid no matter what…

  • May 24, 2022
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Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP asked to answer for Conservative party’s response to blockades

Since 1993 we’ve paid conservative MPs a lot of tax dollars to…

  • Mar 7, 2022
Truck driver Mat Mackenzie, 36, adjusts the mirror on his truck during a protest against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Letter: Convoy leadership needs to be exposed, resisted and defeated

There is a well-organized far-right political movement behind the convoy politics across…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Police at a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Trucks are blocked by police barricades as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers continues in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Ottawa police have made two arrests following demonstration-related investigations, as the anti-vaccine mandate protest continues to keep the capital at a standstill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

Letter: Governments urged to bring end to blockades, occupation of Ottawa

‘What we are witnessing in Canada today is no longer a protest.’

  • Feb 14, 2022
Trucks are blocked by police barricades as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers continues in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Ottawa police have made two arrests following demonstration-related investigations, as the anti-vaccine mandate protest continues to keep the capital at a standstill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle
Salmon Arm resident Jim McConnell created this sign in support of health-care workers. (Contributed)

Letter: COVID-19 is the enemy, not each other

Writer encourages people to support of health-care workers

  • Feb 7, 2022
Salmon Arm resident Jim McConnell created this sign in support of health-care workers. (Contributed)
South Shuswap. (Google maps)

Letter: Costs associated with South Shuswap incorporation may be more than bargained for

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District recently published a pamphlet titled “Incorporation Study:…

  • Jan 30, 2022
South Shuswap. (Google maps)
Some exercise equipment has been closed at City Centre Fitness, to promote social distancing. The gym reopened Tuesday May 19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Letter: Federal government needs to take stronger lead on COVID-19

Writer supportive of health measures to curtail spread of virus

  • Jan 18, 2022
Some exercise equipment has been closed at City Centre Fitness, to promote social distancing. The gym reopened Tuesday May 19. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
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Letter: Federal Liberals, Conservatives both lack transparency

Writer frustrated in attempt to access information from MP

  • Jan 18, 2022
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Penni Challes of Merritt is grateful for the care she recently received from staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)
Penni Challes of Merritt is grateful for the care she recently received from staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)
Letter: Writer urges BC government to address climate challenges through protection of land. (File photo)

Letter: B.C. goverment urged to take climate action through protection of land base

Writer says protecting land a key way we can address negative environmental impacts

  • Nov 17, 2021
Letter: Writer urges BC government to address climate challenges through protection of land. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Council received a letter and petition Oct. 12 with about 50 signatures asking for the city to paint a crosswalk orange in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Contributed)

First Nations consultation the first step in request for orange crosswalk in Salmon Arm

Petition asks for Orange Crosswalk for Truth and Reconciliation to honour children, instill healing

Salmon Arm Council received a letter and petition Oct. 12 with about 50 signatures asking for the city to paint a crosswalk orange in recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Contributed)
This is B.C.’s vaccine card, as it appears on mobile devices, and how results are shown. (File image)

Letter: Noisy minority opposed to B.C. vaccine card

Writer expects difficulties only from those trying to make a statement, start a fight

  • Sep 9, 2021
This is B.C.’s vaccine card, as it appears on mobile devices, and how results are shown. (File image)
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Letter: Forget the moon, Canada, and revamp lottery system

Writer urges reducing lottery prizes so more people can benefit

  • May 31, 2021
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Amnesty International’s Right for Writes campaign for 2020 starts in December. File photo

Shuswap residents encouraged to write letters for human rights

Amnesty International Write for Rights campaign begins in December

  • Nov 16, 2020
Amnesty International’s Right for Writes campaign for 2020 starts in December. File photo
A GoFundMe page was set up to assist Frankie and Billie Douglas as Frankie undergoes surgeries related to an illness which leaves her bones brittle. (GoFundMe Photo)

Letter: Mother of child battling brittle bone disease thankful for support

Frankie Douglas is in BC Children’s Hospital undergoing treatment

  • Nov 2, 2020
A GoFundMe page was set up to assist Frankie and Billie Douglas as Frankie undergoes surgeries related to an illness which leaves her bones brittle. (GoFundMe Photo)
Playgrounds remain closed but parks are open in the City of Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan mayor ready for recovery, cautious of second COVID-19 wave

Letter to B.C. government outlines city’s activities and eagerness to return to normal

Playgrounds remain closed but parks are open in the City of Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)